Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the core dance we share comes from African American culture, as does the jazz music we love. We are deeply grateful to be able to experience the joy that Lindy Hop and jazz music creates.

We endeavour to continue educating ourselves about the history and social context from which jazz and lindy hop grew, and in which it exists today, because that understanding helps us to honour the roots of the dance.

If you would like to learn more, then Odysseus Bailer has a list of recommendations from a recent workshop he held which he has kindly agreed to let us share with you all.

And do look at this list of resources created primarily by Abbie Bentley, with helpful input from other memebers of the dance community, and shared with kind permission. Abbie asks us to note that this is a work in progress and we really appreciate the work that she’s put in to creating this.

 

 

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